Everything you need to know about Breast Augmentation
Living your best life entails being comfortable with yourself and your appearance. Breast augmentation surgery can help if you’re self-conscious about your appearance.
You as a woman may seek breast augmentation for a variety of reasons – You probably had one or multiple pregnancies, or it’s just something you’ve always wanted to do; or perhaps you recently had a mastectomy due to cancer and want to restore what the disease took away from you.
Whatever the reason be, breast augmentation can help you big time, and our body aesthetic surgery expert Dr Demetrius Evriviades can assist you in all possible ways to enhance your breast shape, size, and firmness.
What is Breast Augmentation?
Breast augmentation is a cosmetic procedure that involves surgically implanting breast implants beneath the patient’s existing breast tissue. The procedure, also known as breast enlargement or breast enhancement, is performed to create fuller or larger breasts or to correct uneven bosoms. This surgery is performed for both cosmetic and reconstructive reasons.
Commonality of breast augmentation surgery
Breast augmentation is the most common cosmetic surgery across the world, accounting for 17.6% of all plastic surgical procedures.
Why undergo breast augmentation surgery?
There are a number of reasons why you might want or choose to have breast augmentation surgery, including:
- To make your breasts appear larger if you believe they are too small
- If one of your breasts is smaller than the other, you can change their symmetry
- To account for a reduction in breast size following pregnancy or significant weight loss
- To correct any irregularities or issues with your breasts following breast surgery for another condition
- To boost your self-esteem and confidence
Who can opt for breast augmentation surgery?
All breast implants are FDA-approved for healthy patients over the age of 18Both saline a silicone gel implants are available, most commonly silicone implants are used.
Besides, this surgery is also ideal for women who:
- Aren’t pregnant or breastfeeding
- Have realistic expectations from the surgery
- Do not smoke
- Lead a healthy lifestyle
- Women who opted for a breast reduction surgery earlier but now would like to enlarge the size of their breasts.
It is most commonly used by women who want to augment the size of their breasts. Patients who want to improve their volume or shape can also benefit from the procedure. Women who have had a pregnancy or significant weight loss in the past may also benefit from this surgery to regain lost fullness.
Now let’s talk bout the most important part of this procedure – IMPLANTS – without which the surgery cannot be accomplished!
What are the various types of breast implant options available?
The most common type of breast augmentation is breast implants
Breast implant alternatives include:
Silicone implants – Silicone breast implants are made up of silicone gel. If the implant ruptures, the gel may remain within the shelldoes not leak as it is cohesive, it “sticks together”. If you get silicone implants, you will need to see your plastic surgeon on a yearly basis to ensure that there are no problems.
Form-stable breast implants – These are also known as gummy bear breast implants because they retain their shape even if the implant shell breaks. They are firmer and made of a thicker silicone gel than traditional implants. Form-stable breast implants necessitate a larger incision in your skin during surgery.
Round breast implants – These implants make the breasts appear fuller. Because the implants are round all over, they usually don’t change the appearance of your breast if they rotate out of place.
Smooth breast implants – These implants have the softest feel of any type of implant. Smooth breast implants typically appear more natural than other implants.
Textured breast implants – These implants cause scar tissue to adhere to the implant, making it less likely that it will move around inside your breast. They also reduce the likelihood of hardening of the implants over time.
Fat transfer breast augmentation – In this method of breast augmentation, our surgeon uses liposuction to extract fat from any other part of your body and inject it into your breasts. This type of augmentation is typically used for women who want a small increase in breast size and a slight enhancement in breast shape.
What is the procedure for breast augmentation?
The surgery takes les than an hour and is performed under general anaesthesia.
The surgeon starts by making an incision either through the crease under the breast, along the edge of your areola, or through your armpit.
Before your surgery, our surgeon will go over these options with you, and you will also decide which one best suits your needs.
Placing the implant
Next, our surgeon will insert the decided implant. There are two ways to do it. He will either place it in front of your muscle and beneath your breast tissue or will go with the method where the implant is inserted behind your pectoral (breast) muscle.
The placement of the implants is determined by a number of factors, including the type of implant chosen and the extent to which your breasts are increased in size. You can discuss the advantages of each method with the doctor and make the decision together.
Concluding the incisions
After your implants have been placed, your surgeon will sew the incision sites together to close them. Drainage tubes may also be used by your surgeon. You may be sent home wearing a surgical bra.
It is noteworthy that breast augmentation can also sometimes be combined with a breast lift surgery to bring some firmness and perkiness to the breasts. However, this will completely depend upon the patient’s needs and a detailed discussion prior to the surgery.
What is the breast augmentation recovery period like?
Because everyone heals differently, the recovery time for breast augmentation surgery can vary depending on the type of augmentation and your overall health. Full recovery takes 6 to 8 weeks on average.
How is the aftercare post the surgery?
You should not return to work, school, or extracurricular activities for at least 10 days after your procedure. You must keep away from strenuous activities like lifting, pushing, or pulling anything heavier than five pounds for two weeks after surgery. Such activities may raise your blood pressure and pulse or require excessive use of the arms and chest, which can harm your healing process.
What about the breast scars post-augmentation surgery?
All skin incisions are permanent and will leave some type of scar, but they usually heal very well and become less visible over time. Our breast surgery specialist Dr Demetrius is an expert in this field and carries out these procedures with the latest techniques and in a way that causes minimal scarring. Nevertheless, patients should always inquire about the size and placement of the scar before surgery.
How is breast augmentation surgery beneficial?
Breast augmentation surgery is a common cosmetic procedure that many women undergo to enhance their physical appearance. Along with the physical changes that occur, women who have had this surgery also report significant improvements in their emotional well-being. They feel more attractive and confident and have higher self-esteem. Shopping for clothes becomes a fun activity again, and they enjoy trying out new styles that complement their new figure.
Moreover, women who have breast augmentation often report better relationships with their partners as they feel more comfortable and self-assured in their own skin. This boost in confidence also allows women to pursue new opportunities in their personal and professional lives. As a result, women who undergo breast augmentation surgery may feel happier and more satisfied with their lives.
Experience explicit and well-guided procedures for breast augmentation in Dubai
Dr Demetrius Evriviades is an established plastic surgeon in Dubai. He has extensive training, is highly skilled, and has over 20 years of experience in breast and other cosmetic surgeries. His patients admire and respect him for his gentle and discreet manner.
So, if you’re looking for breast augmentation in Dubai, book a consultation with him today.